For some years I have had a huge interest in the sea and spent much of my spare time pursuing this. In downtime from my day job dealing with rabbits, you will often find me somewhere on the Dorset coast, either by day or night. It is an area that I’m fond of and one I always look forward to visiting time and again. I love fishing with my rod or speargun, enjoy snorkeling around the bays, investigating what lies under the rocks, collecting seaweed from the shore, scuba diving for scallops, or investigating my way around wrecks.
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How To EnHance Your Shooting
Top Sporting shot and coach Matt Hance continues his instructional series, this month turning his attention to the ins and outs of the FITASC discipline
Jasper Fellows gets the lowdown on the Olympics from Matt Coward-Holley, Team GB Trap bronze medallist, and Steven Seligmann, British Shooting’s performance director
The thread on threads
Nick Ridley addresses sartorial code in the field and the traditional ties that bind the shooting community
The teal deal
Tom Sykes relives a memorable flight chasing this fast and agile duck on the foreshore
The problem: Skin irritation
Despite two courses of steroids, my young labrador is still incredibly itchy. Will it subside in the winter? JAYNE ABBOT, MELROSE
Jasper Fellows enjoys what Orston Shooting Ground has to offer in the company of its owners Dan and Emily Martin
Licensing: facts you should know
With the prospect of a full shooting season ahead this autumn, many readers will be thinking about acquiring their first shotgun certificate. David Frost, Sporting Gun’s legal expert, offers some thoughts and advice on what to expect when you apply
All at sea
Ed Cook takes a break from doing battle with the redoubtable rabbit to indulge in his passion of freediving for lobsters at night
Bangs for the bucks
Jon Snowdon and companions keep cool heads but can’t help but be exhilarated by the roe rut
Adventures of Nick & Ted
Illness forces a change to Ted’s hydrotherapy fitness training and Nick Ridley tries to calm young Percy ahead of his show trial
This iOS game was made for a cat and reviewed by a cat
THE TALE OF TWO AGES: A Plan for Your Healthspan
For the longest time our age has been defined by the day we were born and the number of times we are fortunate enough to circle the sun.
WARP-SPEED SHATNER HEADED FOR CRACK-UP!
DYNAMIC “Star Trek” legend William Shatner still has plenty of get up and go at age 90. But sources dished the space case thinks he’s invincible and loved ones are begging him to slow down before he hurts himself!
SEXY AT 63!
Sharon’s Summer Bod
American Dipper: a swimming and singing songbird
If you walk along a mountain stream almost anywhere in the western United States, you may see a uniformly gray bird standing on a rock near a riffle or rapid in the middle of the river.
Soured on Pickles
IT STUCK TO the bar of soap in the bathtub, so you didn’t want to wash with it.
Evie Zimmer uses her background in representational art to paint detailed abstractions that combine color and shapes
PROTECT YOUR NUTS!!! Get Your Balls in Gear
There is one defensive measure that men universally master – protecting one’s nuts.
Remembrance & a Sacred Earth
LLEWELLYN VAUGHAN-LEE mourns our forgetting of our connection with the Earth, inviting us once more to remember, reconnect and rekindle the sacredness of that relationship in our lives.
Cleaning Without Chemicals
Do you have specimens like desert roses, quartz crystal clusters, or geode halves that sat for eons in the open before being collected?